Housing Authority of Salt Lake City

1776 S West Temple
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah 84115

Housing Authority of Salt Lake City is a Public Housing Agency in Salt Lake City, Utah that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH), Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV), Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD), Moderate Rehabilitation, Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA), and Shelter Plus Care programs. As of February 25th, 2020, Housing Authority of Salt Lake City has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Salt Lake City, Utah Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Housing Authority of Salt Lake City serves Salt Lake City.

Waiting List Statuses
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Salt Lake City, Utah Housing Choice Voucher Open Until Further Notice

Open Housing Authority of Salt Lake City Waiting Lists

Open Until Further Notice: Salt Lake City, Utah Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Housing Authority of Salt Lake City (HASLC) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open. Applications are being accepted from January 21, 2019 at 8:00 am MST, until further notice.

Please note: This is a joint waiting list opening by the Housing Authority of Salt Lake City and Housing Connect (formerly the Housing Authority of the County of Salt Lake). Applicants can use the same online application portal to apply for each housing authority's waiting list.

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application here.

This waiting list has the following preferences:

  • Termination due to insufficient funding
  • Non-Elderly Disabled
  • Victims of Domestic Violence

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, weighed by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the HASLC website.

Sources: This information was verified by the HASLC website, as of January 9, 2020.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (801) 487-2161.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 02/07/2020.

About Housing Authority of Salt Lake City

More information about Housing Authority of Salt Lake City can be found on its website at http://www.haslcutah.org/.

Representatives of Housing Authority of Salt Lake City may be available by phone at (801) 487-2161. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

Open today from 8:00am to 5:00pm MDT.

Office Hours

Day Hours
Monday 8:00am-5:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am-5:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am-5:00pm
Thursday 8:00am-5:00pm
Friday 8:00am-5:00pm
HCV Portability Status

As of 02/25/2020, it is not known if Housing Authority of Salt Lake City is either absorbing or billing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.


About the Housing Authority of Salt Lake City Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Housing Authority of Salt Lake City manages 2,553 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of September 30th, 2019:

Standard Family Unification Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 1,818 60 75 20 217 363
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $689 $885 $651 $685 $569 $575
Monthly Cost $1,251,694 $53,121 $48,849 $13,696 $123,516 $208,755

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Housing Authority of Salt Lake City

Waiting List and Tenancy

According to the 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households database, the housing authority's voucher program has an annual turnover of 10% having issued approximately 262 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 7 years and 8 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 25 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.4 persons and has a household income of $13,086 per year. 97% of households were very low income (VLI) and 79% were extremely low income (ELI). 27% of households had wages as a major source of income, 2% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 63% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

1% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 48% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 29% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 22% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 1% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

38% of households included children, 9% of which had two adults in the household. 32% of households with children have a female head of household. 63% of all households were headed by a female.

40% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 17% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Housing Authority of Salt Lake City Housing Choice Voucher program, 27% include at least one person with a disability. 55% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 77% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

37% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 30% with 2 bedrooms and 33% with 3 or more bedrooms. 19% of voucher recipients are considered overhoused, meaning they occupy a rental unit larger than their family size requires.

Rent, Assistance, and Utility Allowances

The average monthly tenant contribution to rent by Housing Authority of Salt Lake City voucher holders in 2016 was $333 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $702. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $118.



1. This Picture of Subsidized Households data field is the average wait time of those who received a voucher in the preceding 12 months. Due to special voucher programs like VASH, recent waiting list purges, or waiting list preferences the average wait time can vary significantly from one year to the next and it is entirely possible many current applicants on the waiting list have been waiting for assistance for far longer.


Public Housing Apartments Operated by Housing Authority of Salt Lake City

Phillips Plaza

660 S 300 E
Salt Lake City, Utah

City Plaza

1992 S 200 E
Salt Lake City, Utah

Low Income Housing Managed by Housing Authority of Salt Lake City

Timbergate Apartments

5605 W Roe Deer Lane
Herriman, Utah
$1,023-1,179
2-3 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Taylor Springs Apartments

1812 S West Temple
Salt Lake City, Utah
Accepts Vouchers

9th East Lofts

444 South 900 East
Salt Lake City, Utah
Accepts Vouchers